Obituaries

Tue
24
Nov

Barbara A. Peplinski

Barbara Ann (Sell) Peplinski was born on May 7, 1938, to the late Reinhold and Leona Sell, in the town of Lanark, Waupaca County, where she spent her childhood on the family farm.

She graduated from Waupaca High School and went to work for the Bell Telephone Company. She married Jerome Peplinski on Oct. 11, 1958. They lived in Hartford and later moved to Cecil, where they bought the Washington Hotel and operated it for eight years. After they sold it, Barbara cooked at the Cotton Patch and helped some of her friends in the restaurant business. She leased the Stockmens Inn Restaurant from Bonduel Equity Co-op and operated it for 25 years.

When she retired, her efforts turned to gardening, with hanging baskets in almost every tree. She loved to travel with her friends and was a great mother, grandma and wife.

Tue
24
Nov

Thomas E. Malueg

Thomas E. Malueg, 65, died unexpectedly while deer hunting on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in the town of Seneca, Shawano County.

Thomas Earl Malueg was born on March 24, 1950, at Shawano Hospital to Earl and Arlene (Flauger) Malueg. Tom was raised in the Gresham area and went to Bowler High School. He was involved with the Bowler FFA as a young man, and his family attended Elias Lutheran Church in Gresham. He was united in marriage on April 10, 1976, to Rose A. Grunewald at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline. The couple made their home in Caroline. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years doing road construction all around the state. Tom was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 139. He also was an active member for years at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline.

Tue
24
Nov

Annabelle F. Hyrkas

Annabelle F. Hyrkas, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Shawano. Born on March 7, 1932, in Dancy, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Glover) Daul.

After high school Annabelle enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict as a naval photographer. She was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After she earned her honorable discharge from the Navy, she worked several different jobs before retiring from Bonduel Pickling after 25 years.

In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling. She had a love for photography, for work and as a hobby. She also enjoyed bird watching, reading, and especially a love for her cat, Sam. During the last years of her life, her son Dan patiently and tenderly cared for her. He was very devoted to his mother, spending time with her every day.

Tue
24
Nov

Nicholos A. Bossell

Nicholos A. Bossell, 43, of Shawano, died on Nov. 21, 2015, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee due to liver and kidney failure.

Nick was born on Aug. 15, 1972, in Clintonville to the late Bruce A. Bossell and Julie Frost Bossell. He grew up in Shawano and attended Shawano schools.

Left to remember him are his mother, Julie (Bob) Torborg, of Shawano; his sister, Annette (Igor) Lenzner, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, and their three daughters; his brothers, Joe and Robbie Torborg, of Shawano; and his girlfriend, Julie Sels, of Bonduel. Also, those who remember him are his aunts, uncles, family and friends.

Nick was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Bossell, and his grandparents.

Inurnment will take place in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Mattoon.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Tue
24
Nov

Dennis M. Heath

Dennis Michael Heath, 58, of Keshena, died on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Green Bay.

Dennis was born in Keshena on Feb. 1, 1957, to the late Allen and Agnes (Warrington) Heath. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, enjoyed the outdoors, walking and visiting with family and friends.

Dennis was a devoted father and proud grandfather. He loved spending time with them and was always around to lend a helping hand for his family. He will be deeply missed.

Dennis is survived by four daughters, TaSheena and Yolanda Heath, Denise Pamanet and Amanda Heath; one grandson, Carter Tousey; three sisters, Janice (Philip) Reed, Margaret (Wendel) Cornelius and Linda Heath; and two brothers, William (Carol) Heath and Steven Heath.

Tue
24
Nov

Tammy L. Kinney

Tammy L. Kinney, 49, of Neopit, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. She was born on Nov. 9, 1966, in Shawano, to the late Wayne A. “Tony” Peters Sr. and Davey Jean (Pocan) Peters.

Tammy graduated from high school in Riverside, California. She worked as a security officer at North Star Casino. In her free time, Tammy loved cooking, water skiing, snow skiing, riding in the woods, going for walks, picking flowers and gambling at North Star Casino. One could always find her singing and dancing. She adored her two cats, Hocus and Duncan.

Sat
21
Nov

Lorene A. Pocan Naenawehtakuhkiw

Lorene Ann Pocan, Naenawehtakuhkiw (Warrior Woman), age 83, began her spiritual journey on Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by her family. Lorene endured a valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease for eight years. She grew up at Crowsettlement and attended St. Joe’s School in Keshena, later graduating from Shawano High School. On Sept. 29, 1951, she married Edmund E. Pocan. Their family consisted of seven children and they raised several foster children. Lorene’s life was devoted to her family and to her community evident by her work with the Menominee Tribal Legislature, Menominee Restoration Committee, her dedication to St. Anthony’s Church in Neopit, the Menominee Tribal Enterprises Board of Directors, and the College of Menominee Nation Board, Language and Culture Board, D.R.U.M.S. and various sub-committees.

Sat
21
Nov

Earl L. Shepard Sr.

Earl L. Shepard Sr., 83, of Weyauwega, formerly of Clintonville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home, Weyauwega.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting his family.

Sat
21
Nov

Judith Ann Bahr

God looked down and saw there was nothing more to be done and said “Judy, come home to me in heaven.”

Fri
20
Nov

LeRoy August Dankmeyer

LeRoy August Dankmeyer, 92, of Tigerton, died peacefully at Homme Home of Wittenberg on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. God saw that you were tired and said, “LeRoy, come home with Me to your eternal kingdom.”

LeRoy was born in Adams-Friendship on June 6, 1923, to August and Clarissa (Meacham) Dankmeyer. LeRoy came to Tigerton at a young age and graduated from Tigerton High School in 1941. From 1943-1946, LeRoy was stationed overseas as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an ambulance driver and carried the wounded to hospitals and worked at first aid stations. He landed at Normandy Beach and served in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg by driving fuel trucks to supply the front line troops.

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